23 July, 2022
A new place of beautiful things
A creative and dynamic space filled with art, treasures, flowers, events and more, opened last week.
‘Pinto Posy’ created by local
artist Amy Naef, is the beginning
of a lifelong dream.
“I’ve wanted to do this for a
very long time. About 20 years,
since I was a teenager,” explained
“I used to have friends out
here that had a flower farm, and I
used to go out there and do the
flowers, and we were all arty. Her
mum was very artistic too, Mol
“It was just something I’ve
always wanted to do, I’ve always
had my art. You take your ‘nine
to five’s’ for years and years to
get by, and now I’m in a position
to do what I want instead of what
I have to.”
Ms Naef wants to bring a
point of difference to the main
street. During her opening hours,
you will be able to walk and see
Ms Naef buzzing around, with
the opportunity to sit down and
pass the time with a bit of creativity.
“If you’re in town or you’re
stuck in town and you don’t want
to go to the café or library or
somewhere else, this will be a
space. Music playing, incense
burning and I’ll just be scratching
around doing my own thing,” said
Pinto Posy will focus on hand
-made items from small businesses,
and wants to bring attention to
the small made, beautiful things.
“The reason I have bits and
pieces here, is because I know
when I shop, I want to buy something.
It’s not easy in business. So
I’ve tried to cover all price
ranges. I have prints for people
who may not be in the price range
of original art, and I’ve got beautiful
prints from other artists here
too, stationery, bits and pieces,”
said Ms Naef.
“I don’t want to compete with
what’s already here – I’m very
purposeful of that, I’m not here to
tread on anyone’s toes, I’m here
to support what’s already here.
So if someone asks about something
I don’t have, I’ll direct them
to the right place.”
If she could have, Ms Naef
would have just been a floristry
and art space, but says “you can’t
be niche in small town”.
“Instead, I’ve created a space
that I would like to go into, and
I’m sure there’s more people like
With no other space of its kind
in Gilgandra and surrounds, Ms
Naef is excited to be opening
Pinto Posy and offering workshops
in a place that’s not Dubbo.
With its online presence, the
space aims at bringing people
here to Gilgandra, as well as give
the opportunity to local artists.
“I have a history in retail, hospitality,
tourism, everything, so
it’s a combination of putting all
that stuff together,” said Ms Naef.
The name Pinto Posy, comes
from the pinto horse, being of
broken up beautiful colours, and
posy from flowers.
“I was always a horse girl, so
it’s a way of incorporating all
those things into one thing. A
pretty place with flowers.”
Ms Naef welcomes everybody
into Pinto Posy, and is excited to
share her dream with the rest of
“If you can see me or the door is open, come in.”